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Don't want anyone to notice bruising, swelling or other after effects of lower facelift when i go back to work. How much time should I take off work?

Don't want anyone to notice bruising, swelling or other after effects of lower facelift when i go back to work. How much time should I take off work?

Two weeks but vary: In many instances this will depend on the extent of the lower facelift and adjunctive procedures such as liposuction or fat grafting or laser resurfacing/peels as well as one own's tendency for bruising and hairstyle to camouflage the cheek region. With truly minimal lower facelifts, some may return after 5-7 days whereas more extensive procedures may produce bruising for up to 3-4 weeks. ...Read more

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Lower facelift/necklift will swelling bruising be easier to conceal than a full facelift? Want to return to work in 2 weeks without drawing attention?

Lower facelift/necklift will swelling bruising be easier to conceal than a full facelift? Want to return to work in 2 weeks without drawing attention?

Facelift Heal Time: In general the less invasive a procedure the less recovery time required including bruising. Therefore a litelift, mini-lift, lower facelift , etc, in general will have less swelling and bruising than a traditional full facelift. 2 weeks in general would be enough recovery time for most undergoing a lower facelift. ...Read more

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How can swelling and bruising be eliminated as quickly as possible after a deep plane facelift which included a chin implant?

How can swelling and bruising be eliminated as quickly as possible after a deep plane facelift which included a chin implant?

Limiting bruising: A variety of techniques can help limit bruising, most important being gentle technique by your surgeon. Steps to limiting bruising: ice limit activity arnica compression avoiding blood thinners. ...Read more

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Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica, although controversial has been suggested to lessen swelling and bruising after a facelift. Is it too late to start the tablets and/ or gel at 72 hours post surgery?

Arnica best before: While the evidence is not very convincing, arnica (an herbal homeopathic product) may help with swelling and bruising from surgery. It seems to work best if started before surgery or right after, so at 3 days it probably won't do a lot of good. On the other hand, it is inexpensive and probably low risk. Be sure to talk to your plastic surgeon before starting any medications or supplements though. ...Read more

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How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

As : As a former surgeon for lifestyle lift, i would highly recommend inquiring with your local facial plastic surgeon about minimally invasive facelift procedures. The original lifestyle lift procedure has a short lasting effect which you will likely have to repeat within two years of surgery. There are similarly minimally invasive facelift procedures that may be done under local anesthesia that are more efficacious. That said, there is minimal swelling after minimally invasive facelift surgery, the bruising really depends on how easily you bruise and whether you follow the post operative instructions you are given by your surgeon. Generally, it is advisable to avoid alcohol, Aspirin or nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (motrin, advil (ibuprofen) etc). The bruising ranges from mild to moderate and is easily camouflageable by concealer makeup which can be applied as early as the next day after surgery as long as it is not applied over the incision lines. My warmest recommendation is to at least inquire with your local facial plastic surgeon about the indication for surgery and your options. The lifestyle lift company has a tendency to push its doctors and consultants to suggest surgery for nearly anyone walking in the door. ...Read more

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How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

How much bruising and swelling will I have after the lifestyle lift? Is swelling less than a traditional facelift? I would like to lift my eyes and reduce my wrinkles. I was looking at having a facelift and then heard about the lifestyle lift. Is one proc

Ask Surgeon.: Much will depend on exactly what procedure is being planned; therefore, best to ask your chosen surgeon about realistic expectations when it comes to the amount/duration of swelling postoperatively. ...Read more

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How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift? .

How long does the swelling and bruising last after a face lift? How long will i experience swelling and bruising after my face lift?

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4days to 4 weeks+/-: This is typically performed in combination with liposuction. Bruising can be minimal lasting only 3-4 days but when more extensive, it can last 3-4 weeks. Rest, ice, compression, and avoidance of blood thinning agents may help to minimize swelling. Compression garments and lymphatic massage may also be advocated by some surgeons to expedite resolution of swelling. ...Read more

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A mini endoscopic facelift generally lasts 5-10 years and ultherapy about a year?

A mini endoscopic facelift generally lasts 5-10 years and ultherapy about a year?

Lasting results: The length of time a procedure lasts depends on the age of the patient, the techniques used and the quality of the tissues. Results from non surgical treatments will be less dramatic as well as less long lasting. ...Read more

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What does a mini endoscopic facelift not correct? Is there a mini and a major? Downtime for each? Endoscopic approach better?

What does a mini endoscopic facelift not correct? Is there a mini and a major? Downtime for each? Endoscopic approach better?

Depends on surgeon: This is not a precise defi it iin anderson depends on which areas the surgeon chooses to address and describe as mini versus major. So this may or may not treat the forehead/brow, upper eyelids, lower eyelids, cheek/midface, jawline, and/or neck. ...Read more

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Facelift (Definition)

A facelift is a procedure that lifts and repositions the lower facial skin and soft tissue. This rejuvenates the jawline and neckline, in many cases, resulting in ...Read more


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Bruising (Definition)

Bruises may occur over skin that is injured. Bruising from very minor injury can be a sign ...Read more